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Advice from the Other Side: Learn about Nonprofit Careers

March 24, 2017

By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager No matter your major or career aspirations, you can build a great future in the wide and exciting world of nonprofits. On March 28, the CCD will host a Nonprofit Career Panel & Networking Night, where students can attend a panel with BU alumni pursuing exciting nonprofit careers. RSVP here! Alumni scheduled to attend include: Ramona Ostrowski (CAS’13 Bachelor of Arts in English & Theatre): Ramona currently works as the Associate Producer at...

Internship Experience: UROP, Interdisciplinary Modernist Studies

March 22, 2017

Nicole Rizzo CAS/KHC'18 | English Research Assistant CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? NR: The focus of my internship was locating images, then researching and requesting permissions, and collaborating with international archives, artists, website owners, and publishers to assist in the publication of an upcoming book on Japanese noh theater. This experience taught me creative approaches to obtaining rights and fulfilling the goals of the book. Publishing company interactions taught me steps for bibliography, index, and glossary assembly.

Networking with Sincerity

March 20, 2017

By Mitsuko Crum, Student Outreach Coordinator When I was an undergraduate, there was one piece of advice my professors would start every semester with. After we discussed the syllabus, course schedule, policies and procedures, they would tell us of the importance of networking. As a freshman in college, I was more concerned about getting to class on time rather than this thing called networking! However, as I’ve progressed in my career and graduate studies, I’ve learned that...

Advice from the ERC: Cultural Competency

March 17, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC We’ve spent the last two weeks talking with you about the importance of language learning in both your academic and professional lives. One thing that learning a second language can do for you,

Internship Series: Discovering Justice

March 15, 2017

Ibrahim Rashid CAS/Pardee'19 | International Relations Summer Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? IR: I would hold on average 3-4 tours each week of the Moakley Courthouse for students as well as working professionals, where I would talk about the architecture, artwork, and history of the court as well as the makeup of the American legal system. My primary focus with the tours was working with ESL students. I redeveloped some of Discovering Justice's website...

After the Interview, Send a Thank-You Note

March 13, 2017

By Deb Jancourtz, Assistant Director of Counseling & Programs Picture the scenario; you've just finished an interview for a job or internship position. Whether you feel like you aced it or completely bombed, your interview isn’t over until you write and send a thank-you note to every person who interviewed you. The thank-you note is your chance to make a positive final impression to get that job offer. Many employers say they would think less of the candidate who...

Advice with the CCD: Learning Languages

March 10, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Thomas, Marketing & Communications Manager, CCD If you were as convinced as I was by Sarah Farkas' explanation of why you should study languages, then you're probably wondering what to do next. How can you use your time at BU to improve...

Internship Stories: HeartWare Inc.

March 8, 2017

Eugene Kwan ENG'17 | Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Intern CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? EK: I worked on creating simulations of motor drive circuits. This involved designing a circuit that mimicked the effects of a brushless DC motor with back electromotive force. Another project I worked on was to create a "golden image" file for the gas gauges the company used for the batteries inside the heart pump controller. CCD: What was the...

Careers with the Federal Government

March 6, 2017

By Heather Reghitto, Recruiting Manager Thinking about an internship for the summer? Worried about what you’re going to do when you graduate? We’ve all been there. You have so many options, and a great one includes working with the federal government. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t have to be a political science major to work for the federal government. Federal agencies hire all sorts of majors, and opportunities exist in almost every area that you can...

Advice from the ERC: Learning Languages

March 3, 2017

Editor's note: The CCD will be teaming up with the ERC to bring you a special series of Advice from the Other Side in the spring semester. Check back every week for new posts! By Sarah Farkas, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Outreach, ERC Bonjour! Joyeux Vendredi! Why am I starting this blog post in another language, Terriers? Can you identify the language or, better yet, what it says? (We all have Google so I know that...